Australian box office – Total eclipse

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse opened across Australia, and fans proved they were in no way tired of Bella’s romantic exploits by heading to cinemas in force. Here are the box office results for the period July 1 -4.

1. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse [536 screens/ $24,236]
WKND = $12,990,707 / TOTAL = $13,006,412
2. Toy Story 3 [480 screens/ $13,378]
WKND = $6,421,626 / TOTAL = $18,353,248
3. Shrek Forever After [417 screens/ $5,784]
WKND = $2,411,769 / $17,844,193
4. Grown Ups [228 screens/ $8,561]
WKND = $1,951,800 / TOTAL = $6,143,027
5. The Karate Kid [124 screens/ $14,455]
WKND = $1,792,420 / TOTAL = $1,871,670
6. Get Him To The Greek [182 screens/ $4,742]
WKND = $863,055 / TOTAL = $7,231,298
7. Marmaduke [209 screens/ $2,885]
WKND = $602,961 / TOTAL = $1,394,032
8. Sex and the City 2 [207 screens/ $2,580]
WKND = $533,997 / TOTAL = $22,561,008
9. The A-Team [216 screens/ $2,270]
WKND = $490,300 / TOTAL = $9,350,685
10. Animal Kingdom [74 screens/ $4,296]
WKND = $317,867 / TOTAL = $3,660,525

The third instalment of the Twilight saga enjoyed the 8th biggest opening weekend in Australian box office history. Impressive as its $13 million tally may be, it wasn’t enough to best New Moon, which collected $16 million in its first weekend and holds the record for biggest opening. Toy Story and Shrek showed strong legs as they entered the school holiday season, as did The Karate Kid (which only opened in three states). Even Marmaduke saw a school holiday bump! Get Him To The Greek continues to outperform MA-rated comedies, not including Sex and the City 2 (but that doesn’t really classify as a “comedy”). Animal Kingdom rounded out the top 10, dipping a mere 26% in its 5th week of release.

To see the top 20 films at the Australian box office, head on over to Urban Cinefile.

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